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Len Thompson factory operating for better part of a century To date close to 50 million lures produced by Lacombe company BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express


t’s a name that is synonymous with freshwater fishing for much of the northern hemisphere. Len Thompson spoons are well known in the angling community. The Red and Yellow ‘five of diamonds’ design, one of the oldest Len Thompson designs, is possibly the most famous fishing lure in the continent. “It’s a wonderful thing,” said Richard (Rick) Pallister, the maternal grandson of Len Thompson who now owns the factory (though he leaves much of its operation in the hands of his son, Brad). Rick said how it is heartening to hear so many anglers call Len Thompson lures their favourite. Thompson was a farmer from Abernathy, SK. After returning from a bad experience in the First World War, he received medical advice to spend a lot of time outside and relax. Rick said Thompson took this to mean he should spend a lot of time fishing and hunting. After years of trying many different manufactured lures, Thompson began experimenting with making his own, convinced he could make something better than what was commercially available. He believed that the slow, wobbling action of a spoon as it moved through the water that antagonized fish into striking could be created with a more intricate combination of shape and weight. Rick said that the history of the company is very important to him and one of the reasons Len Thompson lures have not changed much over the years. He said he would rather continue producing his grandfather’s old-fashioned, time-tested lures than follow much of the fashion currently happening in the world of bait-making. “I would much rather sell a yellow-red five of diamonds than a rainbow trout fish skin lure.” As mentioned, little has changed in the spoon-making process of Len Thompson’s lures over the years, but the process is a little more industrial than when Thompson first started experimenting. The process begins with the spoons being punched out of a brass coil that Rick said weighs nearly 300 lb. The punch press that is used is actually the same one Thompson bought in 1945. Rick said it has punched out every Len Thompson lure to date, a number that is close to 50 million. After the spoons are punched out, they go into an industrial rock tumbler that removes the spoons’ sharp, rough edges. From there, the spoons enter another

PUNCHING IN – Ken Boruck punches spoons out of a coil of brass using the same press punch purchased by Len Thompson in 1945 for $711. Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express

similar process where ball bearings polish the spoons to make them nice and shiny. After that, the spoons are dipped in a clear coat of paint called lacquer. They are then baked for about half an hour at 300 degrees. Once out of the oven, the underside of the spoons are complete. Rick said the shiny brass undersides of the lures are very important to their success. As they move, wobbling through the water, the brass creates a flash that is easily visible underwater and attracts the attention of fish. However, the topsides of the spoons still need to be painted. So, after being removed from the oven, the lacquered spoons are placed on racks and painted using an airbrush and permanent painting masks that form the trademark designs created by Len Thompson. Once painted, the spoons go back in the oven for a bit of a longer bake, about 50 minutes at around 325 degrees. No matter how attractive the spoons look to fish, they won’t catch anything

without hooks. So, the next step is to attach the hooks to the spoons, which is done by hand. Finally, the spoons are sealed into their packages, UPC codes are attached and the spoons are placed in boxes for storage and shipping. Thompson’s first lure, or what is credited as being such (Rick said he thinks the real first lure is probably in the bottom of a lake somewhere), can be seen in a display case inside the Len Thompson factory. It was made from metal cut out of a bean can and hammered into a spoon shape. Other such early prototypes can be seen in the factory or in photos of Thompson on fishing expeditions. Once Thompson had decided on a shape he liked, he fashioned chisels from car springs to continue shaping the spoons by hand. Today, all Len Thompson spoons are based on that same shape. Lack of useable metal for the making of fishing lures during the Second World War put Thompson’s spoon-making business on hold. Rick said that once the war

was over, Thompson decided to get serious about the production of his spoons. Shortly after, Rick’s father and Thompson’s son-in-law, Cecil Pallister, got involved with the business as well. Rick said Cecil handled the production end of the business while Thompson continued making the designs. During this time, the operation became more professional. They started using professionally made dies to punch the spoons out of metal and used higher quality paint with permanent painting masks instead of just slapping paint on with a brush. In 1958, the family and the business relocated to Lacombe to be closer to suppliers. Its first factory in Lacombe was located at 5019 51 St. in the same building that now houses the Lacombe Express. Now a family company for four generations, Thompson-Pallister Bait Co. now manufacture their lures at 5860 Len Thompson Dr. and continue to be a part of Lacombe’s rich heritage.

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Candidate Grant Harder hopes to see Lacombe grow BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Lacombe needs to grow. Lacombe City council candidate Grant Harder said that Lacombe needs to grow as a city or it will be left behind by other communities in the area. Right now, Lacombe’s lack of growth in all areas (residential, industrial and especially commercial) is a big concern for Harder, he said. He added that Lacombe is being overtaken in terms of growth by other communities in Central Alberta like Blackfalds and Sylvan Lake. “We’re being outpaced severely,” said Harder. “My fear is if we don’t

get our act together and stimulate more growth in Lacombe we’re going to get left behind.” Commercial growth is one area of special concern for Harder. He said that the City needs to work with businesses in order to bring that growth to Lacombe. “You can make it easier for businesses to do business in Lacombe.” Harder said that it’s not enough to do things within Lacombe’s city limits to make things easier or more attractive for businesses. Lacombe should be actively seeking out businesses to come to the City as well. “You have to sell Lacombe,” said Harder.

He added that he believes Lacombe can compete with other communities for businesses on a global scale and should start acting that way. He said that if there is a reason businesses are bypassing Lacombe when looking for locations, the City needs to find out why that is and adjust its plan accordingly. Harder went on to say he would like to see Lacombe increase its presence in things like trade fairs in order to tell people why they should come to Lacombe and bring their businesses to the City. In addition to supporting commercial growth in Lacombe, Harder said he would continue to support Lacombe’s arts commu-

GRANT HARDER nity should he be elected to council. Harder stressed that, while much of his involvement in the community has been related to the arts, it is not the only aspect of Lacombe he wishes to improve as councillor. “Obviously part of my

personal passion is the arts and I will continue to strongly support the arts,” said Harder, “But that’s not the only thing I want to support.” In fact, Harder said he does not want to support any one thing in particular as councillor. Instead, he said Lacombe needs to be a balanced community. Harder said he has always had an interest in local politics. He added that, while it might seem cliché, Lacombe has been very good to him and his family and he sees this as a way to give back to the community. “It just seems like the natural thing to do.” He added that a lot of peo-

ple have encouraged him to run and so he has finally “Succumbed to the peer pressure.” Harder said he considers himself someone who is good at long-term planning. He added that he is good at seeing the bigger picture while at the same time not losing track of the finer details. Common sense and prudent decision-making are other traits that Harder said would make him a good councillor. He also mentioned that he has a tendency to stick to his guns and will not be a “political willow” and simply flip-flop his stance on important issues based on what is popular at the time.

Rempel strives to continue building City of Lacombe BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Councillor Wayne Rempel wants to make Lacombe the greatest place to live in Canada. Referencing a recent article where Lacombe was rated the eighth best place to live in Canada, Rempel said he is running for council once again and hopes to continue working towards making Lacombe “Bigger and better.” “I’d like Lacombe to go from the eighth best place in Canada to live to the number one best place in Canada to live.” Running for his third term, Rempel said he has experience with the workings of City council and he is past the learning stage that councillors face when first elected. “The first term, I’ll be honest, you just have so much to learn.”

WAYNE REMPEL He added that it takes almost a full term to become adjusted to the position and it is in the second term when councillors can really start getting work done. Rempel said he has a proven track record of making promises and delivering on them. He mentioned several of council’s achievements like the skate park, are projects he campaigned towards and ac-

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ing on City council. He said the decision making process, everything from researching City of Lacombe issues, discussing those issues with people and the ultimate decision made by that process is his favourite part of his involvement with council. “Those are the things that really get me excited, being involved in the decision to make these things that we have bigger and better.” This term, Rempel said he would like to focus on bringing more industrial and commercial business to Lacombe. In addition to attracting more businesses, Rempel said he wants to help existing local businesses as well. He said he would like to see processes put in place to help local businesses succeed in whatever area they wish to excel,

whether that be attracting more employees, extending trading area, increasing revenue or anything else. “I would like the City to be more involved in helping out businesses whatever their needs are.” Having owned a business in Lacombe for 14 years (Rempel formerly owned JP’s Pizza), he knows what problems the business community of Lacombe faces. Rempel added his experience owning a business

also taught him a great deal about dealing with people and about decision-making - tools he plans to bring to the table as a councillor as well. He said as a business owner, he made decisions based on what was best for the business. As a councillor, he plans to do the same for Lacombe and will make decisions based on what is best for the community, even if those decisions aren’t the most popular ones.

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Annual 20 Mentors in 20 Days campaign wraps up BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe & District have wrapped up their biggest recruitment campaign for another year. The annual 20 Mentors in 20 Days is a campaign of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) in conjunction with National Big Brothers Big Sisters Month. As the name suggests, the goal of the campaign is

to recruit 20 mentors within 20 days in September. Crystal Zens, executive director for BBBS of Lacombe & District said that 24 applications were handed out during the campaign and about half of them have already been filled out. She added that 24 applications is down a bit from last year’s 38 recruits, but she is still satisfied with the success of this year’s campaign and also hopes there will be some more appli-

cants trickling in throughout October. “(Last year) was hugely successful so it’s hard to top that,” said Zens. “I think we surpassed our goal (this year), so we are still happy with that.” A number of events were held during the campaign to raise awareness within the district. Zens said BBBS had a presence at both the Lacombe and Blackfalds Active Living Fairs and also attended a

few farmer’s markets in those communities. Big Brothers Big Sisters also set up a free lemonade stand on Sept. 13 to increase awareness and to promote interest in the organization among local businesses. BBBS delivered homemade apple pies to Lacombe business during Random Acts of Recruiting event on Sept. 24. With school starting, Big Brothers Big Sisters has a greater need for mentors in

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September than any other time of the year. As such, it is fitting to hold the campaign, the organizations biggest push for mentors, in this month. Zens said that September is an important month for BBBS because it is the start of its in-school mentorship program, which currently has a waitlist with about 12 names. She added that BBBS tries not to match students partway through the year in order to give students and mentors the entire length of the school year to bond and develop a relationship. The organization’s inschool program is a great way for people to get involved with BBBS without having to make a huge time commitment. Each mentor needs to commit to only one hour a week during the school day with the child they are matched with. This program also only lasts the length of the school year, meaning the summer is free for both mentor and child. It is also a great way for businesses to get involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters. By endorsing employees to mentor children during the school hours, when many business are open as well, businesses too can show their support for BBBS. “I think they really set an example of community spirit and giving back,”

said Zens. She added the in-school mentorship program can be used to address a number of different situations school-aged children might be faced with. Whether children are struggling socially, being bullied, having parents recently separated or just needing extra help in school, they could use an hour break once a week to have some fun. “It’s just to give that child a positive role model to bond with. They look forward to that one hour, they know their mentor is coming they are watching at the door.” BBBS of Lacombe & District need volunteers for their traditional program as well as the in-school program. Zens said they having about 80 volunteers in both programs combined and while matching for the inschool mentorship doesn’t really happen past February, matching for the traditional program, which also has a wait list with about 15 boys, is done year round. Commitments for the traditional program are a bit more demanding as well. Mentors need to commit to at least one year, instead of just the school year, as well as make a commitment to spend two to three hours a week with their matches instead of just one hour.


FREE DRINKS – Crystal Zens (left) and Miranda Faulkner serve lemonade at their free lemonade stand event recently. Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express

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Citizens speak up Let it never be said that the people have no voice in politics. While no decision has yet been made by Lacombe City council, City administration, after obtaining extensive feedback from the people of Lacombe, has recommended that council make no change to the type of garbage bins used in the City. An overwhelming 81% of those surveyed by the City, that’s four out of five people surveyed, who currently have a dumpster would prefer to keep it rather than switching to a roll-out style bin. Even those in the pilot projects who used the roll-out bins, the vast majority of whom found the bins to be not at all unmanageable, said they would rather keep the large, dumpster-style back-alley bins. Yes, it would appear that Lacombe’s back-alley dumpsters are here to stay, at least for now. Although not the only change proposed in the original Solid Waste Roadmap, the decision to change the type of garbage bins used was certainly the most controversial. And, when the recommendation was given by administration at the Sept. 23 meeting, the majority of its packed gallery gave an audible sigh of relief.

Lacombians will have to wait until Oct. 15th to hear a definite ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ from council regarding the recommendation, but several councillors have already voiced their support for it. It just goes to show that speaking up can make a difference. Many people say that it is futile to get involved with politics as a civilian because speaking up never makes a difference. Nothing could be further from the truth and Lacombe’s Solid Waste Roadmap situation could not be a better example of that. Politics only truly work the way they are supposed to when people get involved and make their voices heard. Councillors who make the decisions that shape communities are elected to do what is best for those communities and represent the interest of the people. How can they know what those interests are if the people don’t speak up to let them know? They can’t. Council, the people, and City administration all need to work together to make the process work. This is exactly what happened here in Lacombe. City administration did their job by engaging the people of Lacombe and hearing

what they had to say. Citizens of Lacombe did their duty by speaking up and making their voices heard. Now it is up to the Lacombe City council to do their job too. Council has heard the recommendations, seen the stats and now we patiently await their decision to come in a few week’s time.

Councillors for the City of Lacombe, this is your chance to do your duty and truly represent the people of Lacombe. When the vote happens on Oct. 15th, do the right thing and make the decision the citizens of Lacombe clearly want you to make. A voice this loud is not one that can, or should be, ignored.

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Video games are gaining a stronger foothold inside classrooms. Olds College has introduced a new requirement to graduate from the school -- video games. All students will now be required to complete a mandatory Discover Entrepreneurship course, of which the iPad game Lemonade Stand is a central part. In Lemonade Stand, players manage their own small business (a lemonade stand) and complete modules of their course by doing so. Completing modules unlocks achievements that unlock features in the game and allow the player to continue progressing through the modules of the course. The idea of playing the simulator is to allow students a chance to practice skills and gain experience in a consequence-free environment. While some believe that the course with its heavy-involvement of a video game should not be mandatory and there are arguments using the video in the program will not necessarily be effective, it cannot be denied that it will certainly appeal to another demographic of learners, something that schools everywhere need to continue doing.


VOSSEN In my opinion, teachers have long overlooked the educational potential of video games. Video games have existed in classrooms for a long time, but have never really been widely accepted as teaching tools or a mainstream method of instruction. Games like Word Muncher, Math Blaster and Oregon Trail are familiar to anyone who was in primary school in the 90s. However, I remember that video games were always used sparingly in the classroom. My teachers seemed to prefer making me write things down over and over again until I got it right rather than using a program that might actually make learning fun and exciting. Luckily, (and to the constant frustration of my mother, who is a teacher) I spent a lot of my time outside the classroom playing video games as well. As a kid in the 90s I spent a good deal of time playing on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System

and Sega Genesis – the reigning kings of video game consoles. Back in those days, there were no voiceovers in video games. Even as I got older and the SNES and Genesis were replaced by the Nintendo 64 and Sony Playstation, voiceovers were still kind of a rarity. When characters spoke to each other, or when there was a cutscene to develop the story, you had to read everything on the screen. Some games had stories that were just as complex as video games today, which made for a lot of reading. You can’t tell me that didn’t help my reading, writing or vocabulary skills. Puzzle games are another good example. Puzzling has always been a popular concept in gaming and puzzles are often used in games that don’t strictly fit the puzzle genre as well. It is believed that puzzles improve memory and problem solving skills, things that any good teacher wants students to have. Mathematics also has a place in video games. Many game genres, like my favourite genre – the RPG (Role Playing Game), require players to earn

and manage money. Other games, including strategy games like Age of Empires, require players to collect and manage resources in order to build up a civilization. Players must spend resources to construct buildings and train units. Resources usually have a limited or fixed supply, forcing players to budget their resources, much like they may have to budget their bank account in the real world. Schools everywhere are finding it more and more difficult to keep students interested in learning. As such, teachers everywhere are continuing to search for new and innovative ways to deliver course content. Video games could be a good way to keep students of varying ages interested in their own education. I am far from suggesting that we introduce every console into every classroom and have students play games all day, they have a place and time just like everything else. But, video games are an incredibly popular hobby that many students already engage in on a regular basis. What is wrong with using them in the classroom a little bit more?

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fyi EVENTS The Red Deer River Naturalists are pleased to host author, entertainer and storyteller, Dr Jerry Haigh, at their annual fall wine and cheese social on Sept. 27th. Dr Haigh, a Kenya-born, Glasgow-schooled veterinarian, developed much of his expertise and storytelling from his years working in Africa. Since moving to Canada, he has worked with species such as polar bears, wolves, seals, moose and elk. The author of three books, Dr. Haigh has had soldier ants up his shorts, given an enema to a rhino and been chased by an irate mother moose. He has told his stories in many different countries. His presentation will be entitled ‘Of Moose and Men across the World.’ The social, which begins at 7 p.m. will be held at Festival in Red Deer. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $10 each and available at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. For more information call 403-3478200 or check The Red Deer Legion Pipe Band is recruiting experienced and inexperienced people from the Central Alberta area, who are interested in joining the Band. Anyone with piping or drumming experience, or if you would like to learn piping or drumming, are asked to contact us at 403-782-7183 or by email at Practices are held at the Red Deer Legion on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and new members will start in November. The family of Mildred (Millie) Reynolds invites you to help celebrate her 80th birthday at the Kozy Korner on Sept. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Your presence is your gift. The Central Alberta Wood Workers Guild will hold their second annual Wood Working Show on Sept. 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre as part of the Lacombe Culture and Harvest Festival. Admission free. Unpacking Gender Identity - Jordan Sullivan will be speaking at St. Andrew’s United Church,

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ning in Oct. Registration evening for bowling is at 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Ambassador Bowling Centre 5018 - 58 St. Lacombe. Swim registration evening is at 4:45 on Oct. 2 at the Canadian University College Pool. Contact Dwayn Campbell at 403-7826921 for more information. Lacombe Dance Lessons - social and choreographed ballroom dancing. Traditional Two-step or Cha Cha/Jive starting in October. For details phone Cliff at 403-782-4094. Food, Fun, Faith and Family! Designed to bring children, youth and adults together in fun and interactive activities, Messy Church is a new way to explore the values and stories of Christian Faith in an atmosphere of creativity, hospitality and celebration. From 5 -7 p.m. on Oct. 4 in the CE Building at St. Andrew’s United Church (5226-51 Ave.) Call 403-7823148 for more information.

day-Thursday 9-10 p.m. hot yoga at Dancer’s Edge in Lacombe; Wedesday - 9-10 p.m. hot yoga at Dancer’s Edge in Blackfalds and finally Monday-Wednesday from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. with GetFit Fitness in the Canadian University College Gym. New to Lacombe? Contact Lacombe Welcome Wagon at 403-348-9567 for free maps, information about the City & area, as well as free gifts from local businesses. New baby in the family? Contact Lacombe Welcome Wagon at 403-3489567 for free information, baby product samples as well as free gifts from local businesses. Youth Unlimited Drop-in Activites every Tuesday and Thursday, for ages 12 and up. Movies, crafts, games, and more! It costs $2/ night or $50/season (JuneSeptember). Last Thursday of the month is girls only. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. and activities run at the YU-Turn Youth Centre.

Taoist Tai Chi - a relaxing, low impact exercise; continuing classes year-round, for those who have completed beginners or have learned Taoist Tai Chi before. Participate in classes of your choice. Available in Red Deer, Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House, and Innisfail. Contact 403-3466772 for more information. Coffee Time at the Lacombe Legion runs every Wednesday morning. Come join us for coffee. $2. Gatherings run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Lacombe Legion. Old-time dances run at the Red Deer Legion every Wednesday evening. Smorg at 5 p.m. with dance at 7:30 p.m. Cover charge $6. Country music runs Friday and Saturday evenings 7 to 11 p.m. 403-342-0035. The Lord of the Rings: Exploring the Hidden Meanings of Tolkien’s fiction - Many people consider The Lord of the Rings to be the greatest work of fiction in

the 20th century. But beyond a great adventure story, the work explores themes of power, ethics, faith and the good life. A series exploring these themes of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fiction will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church at 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Everyone interested in the intersection of theology and popular culture is welcome to participate. For more information or to register, contact Rev. Ross Smillie at 403-782-3148. Annual turkey supper at Blackfalds United Church will be held on Sept. 30. Two sittings – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. and advance tickets are required. Prices are $15 adults, $7 for kids and under five are free. Please contact Holly at 391-2310 for more information or tickets. Also check out our web site at MEETINGS


Lacombe Art Guild - the guild meets regularly on the second and third Tuesday of each month. A variety of workshops are provided for developing artists. Membership is $15 per year. Contact Betty Peers at 403782-9968 or blog Meetings runs in LMC Credit Union Room at 5214 50 Ave. in Lacombe. Are you having problems with someone else’s drinking? We are an anonymous group of men and women who can offer encouragement and support. Call Al-Anon Family groups at 403-346-0320 for a list of meetings in Red Deer and the surrounding area. Air Force Association of Canada. The aims and objectives of the Association are to preserve and perpetuate the traditions of the Royal Canadian Air Force and to advocate a proficient and wellequipped Air Force in Canada. 703 Wing in Red Deer provides a forum for serving and former participants in military and civil aviation to meet and enjoy the company of like-minded people. 703 Wing members meet at noon every second Saturday of the month at the ABC Country Restaurant, 2085 50th Ave. in Red Deer for a luncheon and business meeting. Contact President Al Low at 403-3413253 or

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New program designed to create community leaders BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Lacombe has been chosen to deliver a new program that aims to build community leaders. Becoming a Community Builder is a program designed by social entrepreneur Ian Hill. It was beta-tested in Wood Buffalo last year and will now be made available to 20 other communities in Alberta this year, Lacombe being one of them. Kim Berube, executive director for the Lacombe Chamber of Commerce, started working to bring the program to Lacombe after hearing Hill speak. She said she thought it would be valuable because she has seen firsthand the need for leaders within Lacombe and Alberta. “I have seen what the struggles are,” said Berube. “People moving away, people coming back, the service organizations’ memberships literally dying out.” One of Hill’s points that really stuck with Berube was that the “traditional” method of building leaders through work experience, volunteer commitments and education takes too long, she said. Not only that, but the old way of growing leaders is not very popular with many people today. According to Hill, it takes seven to 10 years to form a leader using conventional methods, said Berube. However, Alberta is in need of leaders now and can’t wait for up to a decade to get them. Berube went on to say that there is a ste-

reotype that today’s young people are lazy and don’t want to get involved in the community, something that is often blamed for the dwindling numbers in many service clubs today. However, Berube said she doesn’t agree with this view. Instead, she agrees with Hill, who says that it isn’t that young people are lazy, it’s that they want to find new ways of getting engaged in the community. To solve the problem of building community leaders and finding new ways to get people engaged in the community, Hill came up with the Becoming a Community Builder Program. Delivered to an unlimited number of residents in Lacombe and Lacombe County, the 15-week program launches on Oct. 10. Berube said Hill will come out to Lacombe personally about a week before the kick-off date of the program to meet participants, see the community and get a feel for who is participating. Then, the program is delivered online in weekly releases. Berube said that the beauty of the program being released online means that participants can work through it at their own pace, going online every week as the information is released or logging on once a month and catching up then. She added that the information will continue to be available to participants in Lacombe and Lacombe County in its entirety even after the 15 weeks time frame has elapsed. “Anyone can access it, for free, forever,” said Berube.

Becoming a Community Builder works to develop skill-sets that are valuable to any kind of leaders, said Berube. Things like communication and delegating are covered in the program in a way that is applicable for both professional and informal leaders.

Becoming a Community Builder is available to an unlimited number of participants in Lacombe and Lacombe County. To register, visit or contact Kim Berube at 403-782-4300 for more information.

DISTANT TWINS - Mayor Steve Christie accepts a gift from Keiichi Tsubata of Rikubetsu, Japan, a small community twinned with Lacombe, at a City council meeting on Sept. 23 Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express where council met representatives on the annual exchange trip.

NOTICE OF ADVANCE VOTE and REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTER IDENTIFICATION LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTION ACT (Sections 74 & 53) Local Jurisdiction: LACOMBE COUNTY, Province of Alberta Notice is hereby given that an advance vote will be held for the filling of the following offices:



Number of Vacancies 1 1 1

Electoral Division Number Division 1 Division 2 Division 3

Advance voting will take place on: MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 2 PM AND 8 PM

Questions? Comments? Story Ideas? Let us know how we’re doing.

The advance voting station will be located at: LACOMBE COUNTY OFFICE Rural Address: 40403 RGE RD 274 (Intersection of Highway No. 12 and Spruceville Road (Rge Rd 27-4) 2.5 miles west of QEII Highway and Highway No. 12 overpass west of Lacombe)

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In order to vote you must produce identification for inspection. The identification must be: (a) one piece of photo identification with name and address issued by a Canadian government whether federal, provincial, local, or an agency of that government, that contains a photograph of the elector and his or her name and current address, or (b) one piece of identification authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer under the Election Act (Alberta) with name and address as required by section 53(1)(b)(i) of the Local Authorities Election Act. For a complete list of Voter Eligibility Identification Requirements please visit DATED at Lacombe County in the Province of Alberta, this 24th day of September, 2013.

Phone: 404-782-5303 Fax: 403-783-5344 5019A - 51 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 2A3

Michele Grismer, Returning Officer 403.782.6601

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A look back at the ‘catalogue houses’ era Sod was the material employed by homesteaders for their first dwellings and for the housing of their livestock. The material was provided by each furrow turned to prepare land for cropping. Those who homesteaded near a reliable source of timber could construct log dwellings but lumber was costly with none available in Central Alberta until Tom Cummings developed his sawmill on the shore of Gull Lake in 1898. One early carpenter mentioned was homesteader Robert McNaughton who was engaged circa 1895 by G.A. Reid to build Lacombe’s first hardware store from lumber imported by ox-powered wagon train. This building, located on Barnett Ave., was moved by G.G. Mobley in 1908 to 51 Ave. and 48 St. to serve as Lacombe’s first hospital. This same man, George Gale Mobley, was the pioneer carpenter and builder mentioned most frequently in the early Lacombe newspapers. Then came Timothy Eaton with his mail order catalogue providing every necessity for the pioneer family from horse harness to farm equipment, from household utensils to houses. Mail order houses? Really? You’ve got to be kidding! No. They were a fact of life in pioneer days. If in doubt simply Google


FREDEEN ‘Catalogue Houses, Eatons and others’ by Les Henry. In this book Henry quotes from the 1910 Timothy Eaton’s mail order catalogue “An eight-room house with a two-story gable-end design, full veranda and back porch for $945.” Included in the package were the doors and the hardware required, even hardwood flooring if desired. Hot water tanks, windows, water pumps for deep or shallow wells, heating and plumbing accessories could also be included. Every cost was stated and did not change during delivery so the buyer knew exactly what he had to pay. Purchase was a cash deal with lumber from various mills delivered by train to the town nearest the buyer. These were not prefab houses and the lumber was not pre-cut. Buyers simply chose a plan from Eaton’s two dollar plan book -- or could submit their own plan -and Eaton’s supplied more than ample lumber with detailed instruction as to the construction procedure. Eaton’s did not pioneer the concept of mail-order homes. As documented by Henry, the earliest Cana-

dian proponent of pre-fab houses may have been BCMills with headquarters in Vancouver and New Westminster. This firm was in operation before the Trans Canada railroad was opened in June 1886. Their catalogue of plans could well have served as the prototype for the plan books that would follow from Eaton’s and others including the University of Saskatchewan, the United Grain Growers, and the Western Retail Lumbermen’s Association. However, it was Timothy Eaton who exploited the field of catalogue houses in western Canada. East of the Great Lakes there was Sovereign (brothers W.J. and O.E.) with lumber pre-cut and labeled ready for assembly to fit each plan in their plan book. Sovereign was taken over by the American company Aladdin in1914 and thus that year would have marked the advent of true pre-fab houses in western Canada. However, as documented by Henry, Sears Roebuck & Co. was marketing precut catalogue houses in the United States by 1908 and certain design features of their products did bear a singular resemblance to items featured in the catalogues available from competing firms. Then, as now, there was no way to maintain an absolute monopoly on good ideas.

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Aladdin with their true pre-fab houses (thanks to the Sovereign take-over) was the only company to seriously challenge Eaton’s. But times change, and all of these companies had faded from the scene by 1970. Even Eaton’s, once the undisputed master of the retail field, bowed to financial duress and terminated its catalogue. When viewing ‘elderly’ houses within a community it may be tempting to speculate that similarities in appearance reflect catalogue ‘ancestry’. Keep in mind, however, that such similarities are more likely to identify a common builder, an individual who understood the basics involved in erecting walls and placing a roof over them. Nothing complicated was involved. It was a relatively simple process for anyone

capable of handling a saw, square and hammer. Indeed, such individuals were fully capable of copying design features that appealed to them, or designing their own without recourse to actual blueprints. Thus, unless proof is available in the form of documents preserved by the original occupants, the researcher must rely on comparisons of the external appearance with illustrations portrayed in mailorder catalogues of the pioneer era. Even this is fraught with uncertainty. Eaton’s, for example, invited prospective customers to submit sketches of designs they preferred. As Henry says in his book, “The fact that Eaton’s would draft plans and blueprints for a house specific to an individual buyer is important when

determining the origin of a house.” In Lacombe County, however, the Ken Atsinger farm does provide two pristine examples of the catalogue house era. These are the elegant house erected in 1914 and the grand barn erected in 1916. Both may be viewed one-half mile to the northwest as you top the overpass on Hwy. 2A between Lacombe and Blackfalds. The house was listed as the Earlsfield #68 in Eaton’s 1912-13 house plan book. It measured 24’x28’ with kitchen, pantry, living room and parlour on the main floor and four bedrooms and bath up stairs. Its distinguishing feature was the double gambrel roof design. For information on other genuine catalogue houses in Lacombe County contact Joan Fredeen or Mae Thompson.

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Farm Work


BLACK & White Dairy near Blackfalds requires a Dairy Herdsperson to supervise farm operations & manage herd. Requirements:High school; 2 years of experience.$20/hr. 45 hrs/week Apply:

The daughters of JOYCE BAIRD wish to thank Dr. Smit and the nursing staff at the Lacombe Hospital for the care received by their mother prior to her passing as well as Crissinda & Dian Rowat of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services for their care and attention to the sisters during this difficult time. To all our friends and relatives that took the time to bring food or flowers, send donations or cards and to help us prepare for or attend our “Mom”orial, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. To those unable to be at the service we know your thoughts were with us. Joann, Sandra, Laurie, Danita & Denise and families

In Memoriam



LOST: MEN’S GOLD & DIAMOND RING Gold spells out Dad. Very sentimental. If found, please call 403-597-3738 ORANGE M. tabby, large cat, long tail, lost from 43 Ave. in Grandview on Sept. 13. Tattoo in ear, friendly and curious, name is Permit, his person is a little girl and she is devastated. If found, call or text 403-588-6555




CHARLOTTE DAVIDIUK Jan. 31, 1943 - Sept. 30, 2012 I Only Wanted You They say memories are golden Well maybe that is true. I never wanted memories, I only wanted you. A million times I needed you, a million times I cried, If love alone could have saved you You never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still In my heart you hold a place no one could ever fill. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. Author Unknown Love, Gordon, Craig and Courtney, and Family WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”



BOOKKEEPER P/T required for small oilfield service company in Lacombe. Send resume to

KASSIES Dairy in Lacombe, requires Dairy Farm Worker to Operate/maintain farm equipment; Feed & tend animals; Milk cows; Clean barns & barnyards. Requirements: Willing to start at 3:30am; Experience an asset; Basic farm knowledge. $14.80/hr. 45 hrs/wk. Apply: hendrik@

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JUST CUTS is looking for F/T HAIRSTYLIST No clientele necessary. Call Jen at 403-340-1447 or Christie 403-309-2494



$2500 Bonus Every 100 days IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Night Foremen, Day & Night Operators Must have H2S, First Aid, valid driver’s license. Pre-employment Drug screening Competitive Wages. Benefit Package Please submit resume with references to: or by fax to (403) 783-8004 Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted

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1ST RATE ENERGY SERVICES INC., a growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

HR / Payroll Administrator If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume to the following: Fax 403-887-4750 Please specify position when replying to this ad. We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted.

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Class 1 Operators to haul clean fluids for the Oil & Gas Industry. Home every night, company benefits with exceptional pay structure. Must be able to work on their own with minimal supervision. Compensation based on experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to:


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1ST RATE ENERGY SERVICES INC., a growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

HSC and Safety Coordinator If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current safety certificates to the following: Fax 403-887-4750 Please specify position when replying to this ad. We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted. LOCAL SERVICE CO. in Red Deer REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475

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1ST RATE ENERGY SERVICES INC., a growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

* Experienced Production Testing * Day Supervisors * Night Operators * Experienced Production Testing Assistants If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates to the following: Fax 403-887-4750 Please specify position when replying to this ad. We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted.


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THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for a well experienced F/T BARTENDER. GOOD WAGES. Must have Ref’s & Exp. Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted.

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Local company looking for experienced residential and commercial service technician with current Alberta gas/plumbing ticket. Benefit package after 3 months, wages based on experience. Email: or fax to (403) 342-2025 EAGLE BUILDERS (Blackfalds), manufactures & installs precast concrete panels, requires: 2 Maintenance Technicians. High School & min 2 years exp in concrete product production setting required. $30/hr. 2 (Finishing) Crew Foreman. High School & min. 3 yrs of similar experience required. $26.60/hr. Apply online:

Alstar Oilfield is looking for CUSTOM Energized Air is highly motivated individuals a leader in compressed air to join our Team in Hinton. technology and requires an Alstar has been serving the Outside Sales Rep oil and gas construction for our solutions driven industry since 1969. sales team. Experience in air compressors and Please Apply at EAGLE Builders LP, a pneumatics a definite asset. Base + commission concrete Erecting Company Career Section based out of Blackfalds + mileage + benefits. For requires a hard working, Red Deer & area. Apply: “Committed to enriching the motivated individual to fill a lives of our workforce, while full-time welding position at Providing quality energy our company. The construction solutions” successful candidate will be a 2nd or 3rd year Trades apprentice and must be a TOO MUCH STUFF? SMAW CWB qualified Let Classifieds BRAATT CONST. welder. There will be on Of Red Deer is seeking help you sell it. the job training. Must also exp’d. carpenters for the be able to travel. All meals agricultural industry. Must and hotel expenses are have drivers license. Call paid when out of town. Brad 403-588-8588 Applicant must have reliable transportation to and from work and a valid class 5 driver’s license. Successful applicant must provide an up to date drivers abstract. Construction experience an asset. Full benefits provided. Starting wages based on experience. Fax resumes C & C COATINGS in to 403 885 5516 or e-mail Innisfail is seeking F/T at Laborers, duties include We thank all applicants for prepping, sanding and their applications, but only power coating and also those selected for an Placing a classified ad is seeking f/t sandblasters., interview will be contacted. Competitive wages and an easy and affordable way benefits. Fax resume to: to make your wares the 403-227-1165 or email focus of attention among F/T PAINTER Commercial/Residential potential buyers. What are Experience required. you waiting for? Contact us CHILES SANDBLASTING Vehicle required. today and start turning the Contact Drew at CCL & PAINTING REQ’S 403-596-1829 I Labourer & 1 Prepper, stuff you don’t want into exp. would be an asset, something you do want: must have own transporta- F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS tion. Wage is $15 - $18/hr. - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Please submit resume by Contractor must have truck fax: 403-340-3800 GET THINGS MOVING or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training WITH THE CLASSIFIEDS! DUE TO A LARGE provided, no experience INCREASE IN BUSINESS, needed. Apply to: TEAM Snubbing Services PIKE WHEATON now hiring experienced CHEVROLET operators Email: is currently seeking janderson@ JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE fax 403-844-2148 TECHNICIANS & SERVICE ADVISORS. We offer competitive Professionals wages, a great working JEETS PLUMBING environment, and a great & HEATING EXPANDING accounting benefit package. 1st or 2nd Year Apprentice. office is accepting resumes Please email resume to Competitive wages. Fax for skilled accounting Joey Huckabone resume: 403-356-0244 technicians. Positive attitude, ethics, and good Shipper / Receiver work habits are essential. EAGLE BUILDERS AES INDUSTRIAL Experience and education (Blackfalds) requires 10 SUPPLIES LTD. are an asset. Please Precast Concrete Finishlooking for an energetic/ forward your resume to ers. High school & min. 2 enthusiastic individual for Thank yrs. experience required. our receiving department. you to all applicants, but $25/hr. Find out more and Fax resume to only those selected for an apply online at www. 403-342-0233 interview will be contacted.





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JOURNEYMAN H.D. MECHANIC req’d immed. for very busy heavy equip. sales lot in Innisfail. Wage range $25. - $35/hr depending on exp. Preference will be given to those with previous equipment rental service, lifts and off road construction equipment experience. Fax resume to 403-227-5701 or email:





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F/T MEAT CUTTER for an upcoming Competitive wages. turnaround project to start Apply in person or fax work immediately. The resume to 403-885-5231. successful candidates must have experience or related experience in a similar field with the blinding and de-blinding and buffing of vessels. Newcart Contracting is offering competitive WELDERS WANTED wages and additional For Oilfield incentives for the duration Manufacturing Facility LINE LOCATING of the project. There are no B PRESSURE ASSISTANT fly in/fly out for this project. 2nd & 3rd Year Apprentice REQUIRED This project is in a camp Central Line Locating req’s setting; therefore, no LOA We are looking for friendly, motivated, energetic, a locator assistant. No will be provided. goal orientated team experience necessary, REQUIREMENTS: players to join our fast willing to train. Must be The successful candidates paced growing team! physically fit. Working must have or willing to Vessel experience varied hours. Send acquire the following is an asset. resumes to: office@ safety tickets prior to the Please forward your start date of Sept. 23 resume to Fax 403-747-3535 • H2S Alive Fax: 403-347-7867 Office: 403-747-3017 • Confined Space • CSTS LOCAL certified trailer When applying, please Truckers/ manufacturer looking to fill quote “ CAMP PROJECT Drivers the following positions: or LOA PROJECT” Lead Frame Foreman in the subject line. If you CLASS 1 FLAT DECK Framer helpers with are interested in joining a Duane’s Trucking Ltd is experience growing industrial seeking exp’d Class 1 Journeyman Carpenters construction company, drivers. Working knowlCarpenter helpers with please forward a copy of edge of load securement is experience your resume, along with crucial as we only transGeneral Tradesmen with the safety tickets port 53’ flat deck trailers experience in various mentioned above with the throughout the western aspects of construction attention of HR to: provinces (BC, AB, SK, industry. resumes@ MB) Successful candidate Indoor, year-round work, will also be up to date with top wages and top benefit Failure to apply with the Federal HOS, have to packages. required documents or in have ability to maintain Please email resume to the way specified by the LEGAL log books, be employer, will not guaranpolite, punctual and or call Mike between the tee an offer of employment courteous as well as hours of 8AM-8PM respectful to company Monday to Friday equipment. We offer 587-679-3776 NOW HIRING steady year round work TIRE / WELDERS LPS Crane Services is with no lay offs, a company looking for: Journeyman benefits package, competiHELPER Crane Operators, Boom tive pay and achievable Clean drivers abstract a must. Truck Operators and drivers incentive bonuses. Oilfield tickets an asset. Apprentices. We are a Please fax resume with a Wages reflect experience. growing company wanting recent CDA to 403-784-2330 Send resume to: hardworking motivated chris.ccwelding individuals who are looking for a safe, exciting career or call 780-372-4026 with opportunities to advance. We offer a competitive compensation package with Group Health DRIVER req’d. for city & and Dental benefits. Must rural deliveries, must be have a valid Drivers able to work alone and license. Please email with others. Duties incl. resume to driving, shipping/receiving and customer service. MECHANICS req’d for busy transmission shop. PETROFIELD Industries, Class 3 with air ticket and abstract is req’d. Drop Allison Transmissions exp. the Leader in manufacturing Hydrovac trucks, is accepting resume off at Weldco #11, an asset but will train. Exc. wages and benefits resumes for the following 7491 49th Ave. or fax to 403-346-1065. No phone available. Fax resume to: positions: calls please. Only appli* General Labourers 403-885-2556 cants selected for an * Industrial Painters interview will be contacted. * Sandblasters Micron Industries is a licensed inspection facility * Material Handler F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. in Red Deer specializing in * Automotive Electrical Minimum Class 5 with air Technician cryogenic tank repairs, and clean abstract. Exp. * Journeyman Welder / currently seeking a preferred. In person to Key Apprentice Mechanic with HD, Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. * 2nd Yr Welder with Hydraulic and Hose Red Deer. Aluminum experience crimping experience. Must * Production Manager have their own tools. NEED experienced Class Weekdays 7:00 to 4:30. 1 drivers for short and long Visit our website at: Excellent working haul. Part time weekdays. conditions & benefits after Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba for more details. Our 3 months. Fax resume to & BC. Please call Company has an (403) 346-2072 or email PROMAX TRANSPORT enthusiastic fast paced admin@micronindustries. at 227-2712 or fax resume working environment, with ca w/abstract 403-227-2743 advancement possibilities WANTED: Exp’d driver SHOP PERSONNEL for the motivated person, with clean Class 1 license Req’d immed. Reliable HD and offers an excellent for Super B work in Central mechanics, apprentices benefit package. fax Alberta. F/T, benefits. and shop hands for Alix 403-742-5544 Fax resume and current area shop. Successful e-mail: driver’s abstract to applicant will be physically 403-728-3902. or fit (heavy lifting occurs on 746-5794 or email a daily basis) mechanically inclined with working knowledge of the tools used in the trade. Reliable Misc. transportation is also Help req’d as there is no public transit. Set Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:00 work week WEEKEND dispatchers WE ARE GROWING, (evenings, weekends, and req’d. immediately. NOW HIRING holidays off). Competitive Knowledge of Red Deer pay, health benefits, and F/T MEAT CUTTER essential. Will require good stable year round work Competitive wages. verbal and written commuwith no layoffs. Please fax Apply in person or fax nication skills. Fax resume resume to 403-784-2330 resume to 403-885-5231. to 403-346-0295



WAREHOUSE HELP WANTED Women in Trades For Oilfield Math and Science in Manufacturing Facility the Trades JUNIOR WAREHOUSE/ • GED preparation Gov’t of Alberta Funding SHIPPER & RECIEVER may be available. Experience and knowledge is an asset. 403-340-1930 We are looking for friendly, motivated, energetic, goal orientated team players To join our fast paced growing team! Please forward your resume by fax to 403-347-7867 • •

Looking for reliable newspaper carrier for 1 day per week delivery of the Central Alberta Life in the town of INNISFAIL Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting. Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED For afternoon delivery once per week In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver the SYLVAN LAKE NEWS & CENTRAL AB LIFE 1 day a week. Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307

Business Services #1000 - #1430

Accounting .......................... 1010 Acupuncture........................1020 Advocate/Mediation ............1025 Antique Dealers & Stores ...1027 Automotive ..........................1029 Bands & DJ s ......................1030 Beauty/Cosmetic ................1040 Bookkeeping .......................1050 Cabinet Makers...................1054 Child Care/Caregivers .........1060 Carpentry............................1062 Car Rentals .........................1064 Cat Work .............................1065 Cleaning .............................1070 Clerical................................1080 Construction .......................1085 Consulting...........................1090 Contractors ......................... 1100 Computer Services ..............1110 Drafting & Design................ 1120 Eavestroughing ................... 1130 Educational ......................... 1140 Electrical ............................. 1150 Entertainment ..................... 1160 Escorts................................ 1165 Farm Equipment ................. 1168 Financial ............................. 1170 Fireplaces ........................... 1175 Flooring............................... 1180 Food/Catering ..................... 1190 Furnace Cleaning ............... 1193 Glass Shops ....................... 1196 Mobile Glass Shops............ 1197 Handyman Services ...........1200 Health Care......................... 1210 Income Tax .........................1220 Insurance ............................ 1130 Landscaping .......................1240 Land Mapping .....................1250 Legal Services ....................1260 Limousine Services ............1270 Massage Therapy ...............1280 Mechanical .........................1285 Misc. Services ....................1290 Moving & Storage ...............1300 Oilfield .................................1305 Painters/Decorators ............ 1310 Personal Services ............... 1315 Pet Services ....................... 1318 Photography .......................1320 Plumbing & Heating ............1330 Printing................................1335 Rental - Equipment .............1340 Rental - Misc .......................1350 Repair Service ....................1360 Roofing ...............................1370 Snow Removal....................1380 Travel ..................................1385 Upholstery ..........................1390 Well Drilling ........................1400 Welding ............................... 1410 Window Cleaning ................1420 Y dC 1430



BLACK CAT CONCRETE Garage/patios/rv pads sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542 RENOVATIONS, bsmt. dev., bathrooms, drywall & taping, ceramic tile, hardwood floor. decks, complete garage pckgs. Call for an estimate. 587-679-5732 RICK’S 30 yrs., ref’s: taping paint, texture 403-864-6540

Precast Concrete Plant in Blackfalds, AB, is looking for new team members to join an enthusiastic and rapidly expanding company.

General labourers are needed to do framing, cleaning, reinforcing, pouring and other precast related jobs. All applicants must be flexible for hours and dedicated due to a demanding production schedule. Benefits are paid and lots of overtime. Own transportation to work is needed. Please fax resume to 403 885 5516 or email to k.kooiker@ We thank all applicants for their applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Executive Touch Massage (newly reno’d)


Is currently recruiting

pipefitter/apprentice, experienced turnaround/shutdown personnel

Massage Therapy



CLEANING SERVICES Specializing in eaves trough cleaning, window cleaning & gentle washing of vinyl siding. Pricing packages available. Free quotes, senior discounts. 403-506-4822

(FOR MEN)STUDIO 5003A-50 st. Downtown 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 403-348-5650

Misc. Services


5* JUNK REMOVAL Property clean up 340-8666

Ironman Scrap Metal Recovery picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles & industrial. Serving central AB. 403-318-4346

Moving & Storage



Painters/ Decorators


JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888

Plumbing & Heating


ALBERTA SUMPS AND PUMPS. Sales/Services/ Installation 780-781-6401



ESTATE & HOUSEHOLD AUCTION For Ron Shierman 103 West Heights Bay, Didsbury AB Sunday Sept. 29, 10 a.m. Table/chair sets, Living room furniture, Bedroom sets, Collectibles, Gold jewelry, Royal Albert, China, Small kitchen appliances, Yard & Garden items, Hand & power tools, Rifles, Just too much to mention.. Sale is subject to additions and deletions. Sale is outside, dress for the weather.. 5% admin fee applies... Lunch available. See U all out at the sale. Pilgrim Auction Service 403-556-5531



19” HP Computer Monitor $60 obo. 403-782-3847




Homestead Firewood Birch, Spruce, Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227

LOGS Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275

VELOX EAVESTROUGH SPLIT Dry Firewood. DeCleaning & Repairs. Reasonable rates. 340-9368 livery avail (403)845-8989

Handyman Services


GREYSTONE Handyman Services. Reasonable rates. Ron, 403-396-6089

Household Furnishings


BEDROOM SET, solid oak, bed, dresser w/mirror and high boy. $200. 403-357-9363 LOVESEAT, beige; 2 La-Z-Boy leather Chairs, beige; 1 chair & ottoman, red. $200 for everything. 403-346-4811 SMALL MICROWAVE OVEN $10. 2 DINING ROOM CHAIRS $30. SMALL DESK $20. SMALL DRESSER $20. 403-346-0674 UPPER & LOWER 6’ BANK OF DABINETS w/counter top. Nice finish, or can be painted/stained. Exc. cond. Suitable for cabin or garage. $200. 403-347-4727 WOOD / PLASTIC WARDROBE 20d x 36w x 72 h $25 WOODEN WARDROBE sliding doors, top shelf 20d x 48w x 72h, $80 WHITE LAMINATE PANTRY 4 movable shelves 16d x 30w x 60h, $40. L-SHAPE COMPUTER DESK w/2 upper & 2 lowers cabinets, cherry finish, $40. 403-347-4727

Stereos TV's, VCRs


PS2 w/10 games, $60 obo. SURROUND SOUND Stereo package $100. XBOX w/15 games $70 obo 403-782-3847

Misc. for Sale


8x8 SCREEN HOUSE - Dome Tent - New, never used. $50. 403-343-6044 BROIL KING NATURAL GAS BBQ w/cover, $75. COUCH/SOFA BED, clean & exc. cond. $125. 403-352-8811

Sporting Goods


EXCERCISE EQUIPMENT stair stepper $75: bench press $125. 403-346-6058 SKIS, Rossignol cross country with poles, like new. $25. 1 Set of Head, cross country skis with poles $25. 587-273-2528 WILDLIFE mounts. Deer, antelope and moose. $300-$400/ea. Red Deer 403-314-2026

Agricultural #2000 - #2290

Farm Equipment ..............2010 Haying Equipment ............2020 Tractors ............................2030 Combines & Headers ......2040 Fertilizer Equipment..........2050 Misc. Farm Machinery ......2060 Equipment Wanted ..........2070 Farm Custom Work ..........2080 Farm Auctions ..................2090 Livestock ..........................2100 Livestock - Exotic..............2110 Sheep ..............................2120 Poultry ..............................2130 Horses ..............................2140 Horse Boarding ................2150 Riding Supplies ................2160 Horse/Stock Trailers ........2170 Pasture Wanted ................2180 Grain, Feed, Hay ..............2190 Seed Grain ......................2200 Seeding & Tillage ............2210

Farm Equipment


TO RENT HAWKUS Quik pick custom bale hauling, custom haul, 16 bale mover 403-588-1146

Farm Custom Work


CUSTOM CORRAL CLEANING Buit custom services 3 trucks, Bunning vertical beaters. JD 544 loader 403-588-1146

DECK SET W/5 CHAIRS & TABLE w/GLASS TOP, $85. CUSTOM HEAVY DISCING 8’ CACTUS, 25 yrs old, $50. Hay & Pasture Land 3 MATCHING WOOL Subsoiling & Scraper Work ACCENT CARPETS, Equipment Rentals will sell separately, or $45 Call Field 403-506-0592 for all 3. (Valued at $400). MANURE SPREADERS COMMERCIAL OFFICE FOR RENT, CHAIR, good cond., $20. 3 Bunning manure spreaders, 403-352-8811 3 different sizes, vertical GUN STORAGE CABINET beaters, custom corral 80”h x 24”w x 10”d, $60. cleaning with bunning COOEY 12 gauge shotgun, spreaders on truck, Phone model 840, incl. case & 2 403-588-4787 Contact boxes of shells. $95. Lawrence Buit 403-588-1146 BELL Express Vu Satellite Dish, 22” dual LBN, $45. 403-352-8811 HOUSEPLANTS TO GIVE AWAY Huge spider plant, Swedish ivy, wandering jews. Will trade for empty hanging baskets. 403-358-5599 KARRIT Cartop luggage carrier, like new, $75; 20’ RErmineskin Arizona room good cond. $100. 403-396-2528 SINGLE ELECTRIC BLANKET $40 obo 403-782-3847



F1 & F1B LABRA DOODLE & GOLDEN DOODLE puppies. Visit text 306-521-1371 or call 403-919-1370



BILLY goat 3/4 Kiko, 1/4 Spanish, 4 1/2 yrs. old $350 from Cabrita Hills Farm at Boyne Lake, AB. 403-788-2442



30” REG. Min. Mare, $750. Reg. min. Filly, $750. 403-227-2680 or email WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912

Grain, Feed Hay


SMALL SQUARE HAY and straw 403-340-3061

TIMOTHY & Brome square bales, great for horses, approx. 60 lbs. put up dry Household PITBULL PUPPIES FOR and covered, $5/bale Appliances SALE!! Only 7 left, 3 male Sylvan area. 403-887-2798 4 female $1000 each, WILL do Custom Baling. DEEP FREEZE, Frigidaire, includes first shots. Ready smaller size. Good cond. first week in Oct. Please JD round net or string wrap. 403-342-0891 or 340-9111 $75. 587-273-2528 text or call 403-391-8953


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2008 JEEP Rubicon Wrangler 4X4, $20,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import



1996 PINNACLE 32`, tow car avail. Both in Very good cond. 403-986-2004 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

ONLY $3000 DOWN 2007 SATURN I0N auto, p. 2006 HONDA CIVIC LX 2 Door, 84,202 km., original $795/MO. windows/doors, as nice as owner, great condition. Includes lot rent, taxes and new, low mileage, only Keyless entry, iPod aux. payment O.A.C. 16 wide, 54,000 kms, $7900 obo jack, cruise, a/c, power totally upgraded, 3 bdrms, 403-346-7804 windows, brand new battery. 2 bath, new stainless steel Asking $10,200. appls, 2 decks, 15 x 15 403-302-1138 (Red Deer) shed, in Benalto. Call Jack @Sutton 403-357-4156

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2006 COROLLA CE. exc. cond. 78,000. kims. Offers. 403-392-5628

2008 Acura MDX tech pkg 79,851 km $26,888 AS&I 7652-50 Ave 403-348-8788


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1983 1100 YAMAHA $2500 obo. 403-302-0489

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. AMVIC APPROVED. 403-396-7519

Misc. Automotive 2011 CARDINAL 38’. Only used once. Top line. $56.000 obo. 403-347-5947



SCRAP metal and cars, trades 403-304-7585

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2 Door, 84,202 km., original 2006 Range Rover Sport owner, great condition. HSE $25,888 Sport & Import Keyless entry, iPod aux. 7652 50 Ave 403-348-8788 jack, cruise, a/c, power windows, brand new battery. 2008 LAND ROVER SE LR 2, 2000 FORD EXPLORER Sport 4x4, V6, auto. Asking $10,200. 4X4, sunroofs, $19888 $1500 obo. 403-342-1235 403-302-1138 (Red Deer) 348-8788 Sport & Import




RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. AMVIC APPROVED. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519

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2010 CHEV Silverado 1500 LT 4X4, Z-71 $22,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2006 Jetta TDI 73,699 km $16,888 AS&I 403-348-8788


2008 BMW 535xi $29,888 Sport & Import 403-348-8788

2003 HONDA Odyssey EX-L V6. Loaded. One owner. 189,000 kms. Call 403-396-0722.



Private Mortgages Our Rates start at 8%. We lend on Equity. Bus. For Self & Bruised Credit Ok. Ron Lewis 403 819 2436


2008 BMW X5 4.8i. Pano Roof, Nav, DVD 67,566 km $36,888 AS&I 403-348-8788

2011 F-350 Lariat Diesel. Loaded + spare fuel/toolbox & 5th wheel hitch. $53,000 obo. 403-347-5947

Auto Wreckers

We have the position for you! Heritage Chrysler Jeep now requires an experienced

SALES CONSULTANT A leader in the automotive industry, Heritage Chrysler Jeep sets the pace for all others to follow when it comes to inventory, customer service, community service and commitment to people. We have premium new and preowned vehicles to help suit any of our customer’s needs! We offer a great compensation package with benefits along with complete training. Sales experience is not a must though preferred. Look at Heritage Chrysler Jeep as the final step to becoming an industry leader in customer service, job satisfaction and income.

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General Sales Manager Attention: RYAN BOWES Fax: 403.782.3360 We thank all those that apply. Only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

the following positions: Quality Control Manager to work from Stettler office. • WELDERS • LABOURERS • PIPEFITTERS QC Managers are responsible for overseeing and enforcing quality control pro• SUBCONTRACT CREW TRUCK OPERATORS

cedures as outlined in our Quality Control Policies and Manual. Candidate must Please fax resume to 403-742-0241 or have the following skills; a high level of attention to detail, knowledgeable and emailControl to experience in Quality regulations, guidelines and industry standards. DropResumes off resumes to 4701 42 St., Stettler are accepted by fax- 403-742-0241, e-mail, in person at 4607 - 42 Street, Stettler, AB NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

We are looking for a Service Advisor to join our team. Stettler Dodge and RV offers career potential for the right candidate with an automotive business aptitude, a strong work ethic, and can balance long term growth, retention and profitability. Come join our customer service oriented team that prides itself on their product knowledge and delivering the best automotive service in the area while maintaining our commitment to quality, safety and time standards. The idea candidate will have: • a passion for automotives, you need to know the product or have a willingness and aptitude to learn • Service writing experience • Excellent customer service skills and detail orientated • Great communication skills, sales experience considered an asset • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with tight time constraints • Proficient in computer software • Must have own CSA approved footwear • Must have a valid driver’s license We offer: • Training • Great working environment • Opportunity for advancement • A proven successful method for maintaining/inspecting/repairing motor vehicles • A high level of ethics accountability • A team of professionals ready to help each other whenever possible • Benefits package • Competitive Pay Plan • An environment that is a pleasure to come to work each day Appreciation to all who apply; only those candidates requiring an interview will be contacted. Please apply in confidence to this ad by replying via e-mail (attach your resume) to, or by fax to 403-742-3230, Attn: Service Manager

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Fred Penner to perform at St. Andrews tonight BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express A face recognized and loved by many, whether they be fans of his show or music, Fred Penner is a performer who has touched the hearts of children, parents and other music lovers across the country. Developing a strong fan-base with his television show, Fred Penner’s Place and continuing to perform long after the series’ end in 1997, Penner said many of the fans who enjoyed his show in the 90s grew up to become fans who enjoy his music as adults. “I’ve been able to follow my audience basically all of the decades,” said Penner. “I don’t think many performers are able to do that.” Penner’s performance style is also to credit for having such a broad audience. He said that his style is very engaging and he does not talk down to his audience. Instead, he encourages audience participation and talks with the audience, something that people of any age can relate to. “Often children’s entertainers feel they need the sound of their voice and basically talk down to the child,” said Penner. He added his style of performing for children where he talks to the audience and develops a dialogue to engage them, is something that is becoming more rare but was common when he was growing up. Penner went on to say that his songs have strong lyrics and good chord progressions. Essentially, they are good songs and can be appreciated by any age group. As such, the songs Penner might play at a children’s or family concert are the same songs he often plays for an all-adult audience. Penner has had a very long and successful career. He said while many might consider the height of his career to be while Fred Penner’s Place was on the air, he has no particular favourite era. He said he still enjoys performing now just as much as he did then and doesn’t care about the size of the audience that see him, adding some of his fondest memories are from shows in small venues. Penner said the 80s and 90s were a heydey for children’s performers. He mentioned fellow family entertainers Sharon, Lois and Bram of The Elephant show, saying they, like himself, were trendsetters in the world of children’s and family entertainment. “We were burning up a trail in those couple decades,” said Penner. It is the connection made with an audi-

ence that Penner said is his favourite part of performing. He said, knowing that each show is different, or not knowing what will happen at each concert, is exciting for him and the audience. “When you are on a stage and you look out to the audience and they are looking at you with expectation and with excitement in their eyes and they are waiting to hear the first chord, the first song and you never know where it’s going to go once you get rolling. But I love performing because of the feedback that happens between performer and audience,” said Penner. Although he was immersed in music from a very young age, often singing or making up songs, Penner said it wasn’t until he got older that he started playing musical instruments. He only dabbled in learning to play the piano and organ as a child and didn’t even get his first guitar, the instrument he is certainly most associated with, until he was 15. “I was absorbed in music in my early days,” said Penner. “Music was always in me.” Penner said his sister Susan, who had Down’s Syndrome, was critical in developing his music career. Susan helped him recognize the awareness and appreciation of music in a child’s life, said Penner. Susan died in 1971 and Penner’s father, Edward, died a year later. It was around that time that Penner began to really think about what he wanted to do with his life. “I was in my 20s, and those two mortality checks sort of rocked the foundation of my world,” said Penner. He decided to follow music as a career path, wanting to do something for himself that he would enjoy. “Music was a key to my world,” said Penner. In the early 70s, Penner started playing in lounges and bars and anywhere else he could get a slot. That led Penner to meet his good friend Al Simmons with whom he performed in a band for many years. In turn, that led to Penner meeting his future wife, choreographer Odette Heyn. It was through working with his wife that Penner’s career shifted to children’s and family entertainment. Together, the couple started a children’s dance theatre company. Now, after 40 years of making music, Penner is still going strong and said he plans to continue his career for as long as possible. “I want to continue being relative to the audience, whatever age they are.” Penner performs tonight in a sold-out show at St. Andrew’s United Church at 6:30 p.m.

FAMILY FUN – Popular entertainer Fred Penner is making a stop in Lacombe this evening.

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Horoscope ARIES






Mar 21/Apr 20

Apr 21/May 21

May 22/Jun 21

Jun 22/Jul 22

Jul 23/Aug 23

Aug 24/Sept 22

A blue mood is nothing

Taurus, you are beginning a contemplative phase of life right now, but you won’t have to sacrifice your social life to do so. Take a few days off from socializing and then return.

Try to avoid any deep

Cancer, give yourself more time to figure everything out if you are feeling indecisive about someone. Don’t forge ahead without feeling entirely comfortable with the person.

Leo, don’t drop everything you’re working on to address a developing issue at home. Others can handle the situation just as well as you, so keep your focus on preexisting tasks at hand.

to worry about, Aries. It is just your body telling you that you may need to slow down a bit. Take heed and you’ll recharge in no time.

conversations or controversial topics this week, Gemini. Right now it’s best if you focus on more trivial matters and enjoy yourself.

Virgo, listen to friends and family members when they encourage you to try something new this week. Trust your instincts, as they seldom turn you in the wrong direction.







Sept 23/Oct 23

Oct 24/Nov 22

Nov 23/Dec 21

Dec 22/Jan 20

Jan 21/Feb 18

Feb 19/Mar 20

Scorpio, though it may

Create some plausible

Don’t get too hung up

Pisces, make

feel like others are

plans for the future

Capricorn, your generosity finds you devoting much of your time tending to the needs of others this week. Enjoy your time helping others and don’t be afraid to accept their gratitude.

if your week is all work

the most of new

You have no time for gossip this week, Libra. Your plate is already full at work and at home, so avoid getting caught up in anything that compromises your focus.

flying past you while you’re slowly plodding along, eventually things will even out and you’ll

this week, Sagittarius. Keep a journal to help you keep track of your

end up where you

ideas and make sense

need to be.

of your plans.

and little play. While your schedule might be hectic in the coming days, some relaxation

Word of mouth is good




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Mon 8-5; Tues/Wed/Fri 8-6; Thurs 8-7; Sat 9-1


Another blowout for the Lacombe Raiders

OPEN FIELD - Kyle Popp breaks away from the pack as he takes off on a long run for the Lacombe Raiders.

BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Lacombe’s Raiders are on a roll. On Sept. 21, the Raiders extended their undefeated season by adding yet another win to their record when they crushed the Ponoka Broncs 40-0. However, Raiders Coach Mike Wood isn’t too excited. He expressed his concern that the Raiders may be a little too brash after such a blowout win and it may come back to bite them in their upcoming big game against Stettler. “To be honest, (I’m) less comfortable (now),” said Wood. “They’re getting cocky.” Stettler, like Lacombe, has been winning games by large margins, said Wood. As such, the team will be the biggest challenge the Raiders have faced yet. Wood added that Stettler will come to Lacombe after having played a challenging game against Notre Dame, unlike Lacombe who have breezed through their previous two games.

Wood said that discipline will be a key factor for the Raiders in the upcoming game against Stettler. “(Stettler is) going to go in off a real big challenge, where we just have big heads,” said Wood. He added that the goal for the coaches this week will be to “Shrink those heads” and make sure the players are disciplined enough to play the game they need to. While the Raiders’ offence was obviously very much on form as they were last weekend, this time it was the defense’s turn to really shine. Particularly in the first half of the game, Lacombe’s defense refused to budge for the Broncs, at one point not letting them past their own 20-yard line. “Our defense played strong,” said Wood. He said a few adjustments had been made on defense that allowed the team to play even stronger. He added that, on the offensive end, the Raiders decided to give their backups a chance to start and gain some experience in the game against Ponoka.

“They struggled a little bit, a little sloppiness and stuff like that, but it was a great experience for them and they definitely needed it,” said Wood. Lacombe’s strong defense stems from the leadership of inside linebacker, James Wood. The coach added that James is surrounded by a group of really talented players that, combined with James’ leadership work well as a unit, forming a strong cohesive unit that makes for strong defense. By the same token, the Raiders’ strength on offense stems from quarterback David Muellar who is also surrounded by a group of talented players. Lacombe’s offense did their fair share on Saturday as well. Despite starting with mostly backups, the Raiders’ offensive line wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard and then slowly but surely extended their lead over the Broncs throughout the rest of the game. The Raiders next game, the big challenge against Stettler, will take place at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 which happens to be Foot-

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ball Day in Lacombe. Football Day in Lacombe is a tradition that has existed for several years where each of Lacombe’s minor football teams plays a game at home. Darren Gagnon, chair of the Lacombe Athletic Park Association, said that football is a sport where athletes of all different skill levels can play together. Football Day, he said, is a way to recognize that. “We sort of celebrate all the teams playing,” said Gagnon. “It brings a lot of people out. It excites the kids.” Gagnon added that it is good for younger players to see the older ones play and it encourages them to stay involved in the football program. He added that with so many teams playing, there is more traffic at the field and therefore larger crows which is also a good thing. “Everybody loves playing in front of a large crowd,” said Gagnon.

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Our paper is delivered to homes weekly in the City of Lacombe and in the Town of Blackfalds. If you live outside our delivery areas or would like an extra paper, you can pick up a copy at any one of these convenient locations:

LACOMBE LOCATIONS Second Glance Books Fisher’s Pharmasave Mac’s Esso Fas Gas Lacombe Regional Tourism Royal Bank Newsbox Lacombe Arena Lacombe Express Office City of Lacombe Office Winks Canadian University College ABC – Adventist Book Center Lacombe Co-op Grocery Store No Frills Gas Bar No Frills Grocery Store Lotto Counter at Lacombe Mall Shoppers Drug Mart Mary C. Moore Public Library Anna Maria’s Café Rexall Drugstore Petro Can Lacombe County Office

BLACKFALDS LOCATIONS Family Foods Store Blackfalds Library Blackfalds Town Office

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AM/FM/CD w/Bluetooth audio streaming

Bluetooth handsfree phone Acoustic windshield Electric power steering 6 speed transmission

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Traction Control (TRAC)

USB/AUX audio input

Body coloured door handles

Heated side mirrors

Power locks Body coloured side mirrors

LED daytime running lights

Smart Stop Technology (SST)

Projector style LED headlamps

Brake Assist (BA) Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)

Tilt/telescopic steering 6 way adjustable driver’s seat


2014 Corolla CE Features


2014 Corolla LE MSRP $19,500


Twice Monthly Lease


Bi-Monthly Finanace



Bi-Monthly Finanace


6 speed manual transmission • Sport Mode option with CVTiS Sport Fabric with leatherette trim

Twice Monthly Lease


Twice Monthly Lease

5.2L/100kms Highway Fuel Efficiency (54 MPG)

ADD AUTOMATIC AND A/C FOR ONLY $10 (lease) or $17 (finance)

2014 Corolla LE ECO MSRP


60/40 folding rear seats

Continuously Variable Transmission Intelligent Shift (CVTi-S) • 6.1” Touch Screen Display Audio • Automatic Headlamp System • Back-Up Camera • 6 speakers • Air Conditioning • Premium Fabric • Heated Front Seats • Keyless Entry • Cruise Control

2014 Corolla S MSRP

Steering wheel audio controls


Bi-Monthly Finanace


VALVEMATIC, Low Emissions (LEV3) rated engine 4.6L/100kms Highway Fuel Efficiency (61 MPG)

Twice Monthly Lease


Bi-Monthly Finanace


*Model shown is a 2014 Corolla Sport w/options. See dealer for details. Payments shown include Factory to dealer freight, dealer preparation and block heater. Payments are inclusive of GST and are based on a $2500 down-payment in all examples. Lease provides for 20,000 kms per year. Additional kms available. Leases are of 60 months duration. Terms of repayment for finance are 84 months. Lease APR is 3.9% Finance APR is 4.9%. 2014 Corolla CE 6M Model BURCEM AA Selling price $17,777 Capitalised cost $15,396.05 Cost of borrowing $1102. Residual value $7152 Total financed $16,165.85 Cost of borrowing $2946. 2014 Corolla LE CVTi-S Model BURLEC AA Selling price $21,382 Capitalised cost $19,001.05 Cost of borrowing $1373. Residual value $9089 Total financed $19,952 Cost of borrowing $3636. 2014 Corolla S 6 spd Model BURSEM AA Selling price $21,097 Capitalised cost $18,716 Cost of borrowing $1315. Residual value $8179 Total financed $19,651 Cost of borrowing $3580. 014 Corolla LE ECO CVT Model BUREQC AA Selling price $22,132 Capitalised cost $19,751 Cost of borrowing $1426. Residual value $9434 Total financed $20,738 Cost of borrowing $3778. GALAXY

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

10% Tuesday October 1st

Save 10% on your grocery purchases and enter to win your entire purchase back!

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Innisfail: Pat Bidart

$93.61 $116.49 $38.80 $90.17 $83.79


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Valid Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2013


Friday, Sept. 27 to Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013



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Coke Products 10-12x355ml - First 3 Combined Varieties

3 for



plus deposit/enviro

French Crusty Bread

Old Dutch Potato Chips



Fort Hardy Pork Back Ribs in Sauce


Country Morning Gold Deluxe Hams




Large Kaiser Rolls White, Whole Wheat or Sesame Package of 6





Gala Apples - Extra Fancy Grade - Produce of B.C.

Selected Varieties - 2kg First 1





General Mills Cereal

Long English Cucumbers



$ Selected Varieties - 525-720g

Fully Cooked, Just Heat and Eat - 568g


PLU 2758



White or Whole Wheat - 450g


4 for

This coupon may only be used with a minimum purchase of at least $100.00 (including applicable turkey) before applicable taxes at Co-op or The Market Place (excludes tobacco, alcohol, prescriptions, gift cards, phone cards, lottery tickets, transit tickets, all third party operations – post office, gas bar, etc) We will reduce the final bill by $10.00 (maximum $10.00 reduction per transaction). Limit one coupon per family purchase. No cash value. No copies. Coupon must be presented to the cashier at time of purchase VALID FROM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 UNTIL CLOSING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotional offers. Final consumer price per pound will vary depending on actual turkey size purchased.


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Frozen, 422925g First 4 Combined Varieties






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Lacombe Express, September 26, 2013  

September 26, 2013 edition of the Lacombe Express

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